Let me start off by saying that im all for the "breast is best" revolution. I breast fed my 2 boys and am planning to breast feed my 3rd.. hopefully a little longer than my first 2. (i only made it 1 month with my 2 boys, TMI - i have inverted nipples that made it very hard to breast feed, i would like to try to get to at least the 3 month mark or 6 month with this one.. but its unlikely. Even with that shield thingie)
I also have Zero issues about mothers breast feeding in public.. kids gotta eat too. Im a little more modest and use a receiving blanket to cover, but it doesnt bother me if i see mothers not covering up.. its natural.
So, I take DS#2 to a free summer concert in the park.. we are enjoying some music, hes playing tag with a 4 year old little boy.. until the little boys mother scoops him up and sits down with him on the bench in front of us.. where she proceeds to whip out her boob and let this little 4 year old go to town. This made me very uneasy and uncomfortable...my DS what a little confused as well.
I mean to each thier own.. and i get some moms are really gun-ho on mothers milk.. but at that age.. the kid is 3 feet tall, has a full set of teeth, potty trained, about to start pre-k and can tell you what boob he wants first in a full comprehensive sentence.. then have a conversation with you about it! Time to ween that kid! If you really want them on your own brand of milk.. pump it at home and give it to them in a sippy... to watch the kid that my son was just playing tag with sit there and suck on your boobs.. its not fricken normal.. and no i dont want to see it! Time to let go of that baby stage.. you kid can recite the alphabet!
In my opinion after the first year they should be weened!
Would this make you uncomfortable to see in public? What are your thoughts about breastfeeding older - school aged children?